David McFadzean (born 1949) is an American television producer, television writer, film producer and playwright. He is best known for co-creating the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement along with Carmen Finestra and Matt Williams.

David McFadzean
David Campbell McFadzean

Alma materUniversity of Evansville
OccupationPlaywright, television producer, television writer
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Wagner "Liz" McFadzean
ChildrenMeredith McFadzean Barnes and James "Court" McFadzean


McFadzean began his career as a playwright in Chicago, later earning a Master's degree in theater at Illinois State University.[1] He later moved to California where he was once the benefactor of the Christian-based Lamb's Players Theater Company in San Diego.[2] While attending the University of Evansville in Indiana, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in theater, it was there he met Matt Williams. McFadzean would be the first person that Williams hired for the writing staff of the first season of the sitcom Roseanne. McFadzean and Williams together with Carmen Finestra formed the production company Wind Dancer Productions in 1989. They went on to create and produce Carol & Company, Thunder Alley, Buddies, Soul Man and their most successful creation, the sitcom Home Improvement starring Tim Allen.

McFadzean's film producing credits include Where the Heart Is and What Women Want.

Personal lifeEdit

McFadzean currently lives outside Los Angeles in La Canada Flintridge with his wife Elizabeth. He has two children, Meredith and Court.[1] He is a Christian. He spends his summers at Epworth Heights in Lake Michigan and Chicago, Illinois watching the Chicago Cubs. [2]


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